News Articles

  • CommunityWorks Grant awarded to Thomas Lincoln Cemetery

    Stan McMorris and the Thomas Lincoln Cemetery Association have been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Mattoon Area Community Foundation CommunityWorks Fund to install a war memorial on the cemetery grounds.

  • The CEO Class is off to another fast start!

    The CEO Class is off to another fast start!

    Twenty-five students from Effingham, St. Anthony, Beecher City, Altamont, Teutopolis, and Dieterich form the 2010-2011 CEO class, and instructor Craig Lindvahl feels that this will be an outstanding group of young business leaders.

  • Mattoon Community Arts Center RFP

    The Lumpkin Family Foundation, in collaboration with the Mattoon Area Community Foundation, The Mattoon Arts Council and the City of Mattoon, is seeking qualified proposals for consulting services to assist in developing the concept of a Mattoon Community Arts Center (MCAC).

  • 2010 Mattoon Area Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients

    The Mattoon Area Community Foundation has made scholarship announcements for the Mike James Memorial Scholarship, Michael Alan Fuller II Memorial Scholarship and the Arland D. Williams Jr. Scholarship.

  • 2010 Effingham County Community Foundation scholarship award winners announced

    2010 Effingham County Community Foundation scholarship award winners announced

    The Effingham County Community Foundation has made scholarship announcements for the Ray, Mary and Tim Niebrugge Scholarship, Delbert & Maradyl Facklam Scholarship and the Dieterich Community Education Fund Scholarship.

  • Midland States Bank invests in Youth Entrepreneurship venture

    Midland States Bank has recently announced the initial funding of the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship.

  • Community Convening to be held in Effingham

    Join Helen Matthes Library and the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation for a goodWORKSconnect.org community convening book discussion during National Library Week.

  • Community Foundation supports young professionals groups

    The Mattoon Area Community Foundation has formed a relationship with a new group to support the activities of young professionals in Coles County.

  • 2010 Grant Applications Available

    $29,400 will be available this year to assist nonprofit organizations in efforts related to visual arts, youth initiatives, workforce development, child care and early childhood education, and land use and protection.

  • Fuller Scholarship application available

    The Mattoon Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the 2010 Michael Alan Fuller II Memorial Scholarship are available